The Book of Revelation describes the tumultuous times of the end when a great ‘beast’, called the Antichrist, rules on the earth. John also describes a second beast that arises during the same time –
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.” – Rev. 13:11
This beast tries to imitate the ‘son of God’, looking like a lamb but, he only has two horns whereas the true Lamb of God has seven horns which are the seven Spirits of God (Rev. 5:6). Later in Revelation John calls this beast by his name ‘the false prophet’ (Rev. 19:20). The first beast comes out of the waters, which represent the Gentile nations (Rev. 17:15), and the second beast comes out of the land, which represents the land of Israel.
This false prophet does signs –
“And he deceives those (text reads my own people) who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. ” – Rev. 13:14-15
This sounds like science fiction doesn’t it, making a life-sized image that breaths and talks and judges? Until you realize we already have AI (artificial intelligence) technology to do just that! Microsoft Corporation has patented a technology that does this.
“The corporation Microsoft has developed and patented a technology that will allow the creation of chat bots based on information about people and their biological parameters. Microsoft has created technology that is designed to dramatically improve existing voice chatbots that interact with users. To do this, the system must collect photographs of people, recordings of their voices, messages on social networks, and emails. With the help of artificial intelligence, all this data will be processed and, as a result, the algorithm will be able to quite reliably imitate a person’s communication style in social networks and build speech models that completely copy it. The system can be used, among other things, to create voice chat bots that completely copy the communication style of deceased people – thus creating their virtual clone, with which you can communicate by correspondence and even talk.”
Here is an example. A South Korean woman, Chang Ji-sung, talks to her daughter Nyon who died four years ago. To give her the opportunity to “see” her daughter again, the programmers of the TV show for eight months created a digital model of the girl and transferred it to virtual reality, as well as recreated the child’s voice. After that, a model of the park was created, in which mother and daughter often walked, and then, Chang Ji-Sun and Nyon were temporarily “reunited”. The mother could even touch her daughter.
The technology will only improve from here and perhaps already has!
Does the false prophet of Revelation already exist? Some think he does, and his name is Dr Yuval Noah Harari.
He is Jewish and believes humans invented God and will become God. He believes AI implanted in humans will make them gods.
The Book of Revelation properly understood is showing us just how close we are to the final days it talks about.
The prophet Daniel was given dreams and visions which show the same truths. The dream God gave to Nebuchadnezzar which Daniel interpreted showed all the final kingdoms to come on the earth; Babylon (gold), Medo-Persia (silver), Greece (bronze), Rome (Iron), and the 10 kingdoms from which the final kingdom develops (Iron mixed with clay), which many believe to be the EU.
Daniel later had a dream of the same kingdoms which showed how God saw these kingdoms. He saw them as the Lion, the Bear, the Leopard, and the terrible beast having 10 horns and a little horn coming up in the midst of them (Dan. 7:2-7). These are the same
kingdoms shown in the first beast that John saw coming out of the sea that looked like a leopard with the feet of the bear and a mouth like a lion having 7 heads and 10 horns. This first beast will have elements of all the empires Daniel saw out of which comes the little horn that will be the Antichrist, for example law, education, and governmental structure. We know this beast will come out of territory the old Roman Empire ruled because the little horn that arises out of it is known as the “prince that will come” that Daniel describes in his vision of the 70-week record of Israel, and we know that Rome was the empire that destroyed the Temple in 70 AD.
“And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined.” – Dan. 9:26
This war talked about by Daniel is the war in the heavens between Satan and God. It is a war for the heart and mind of mankind, God’s highest creation made in the likeness and image of God. Satan’s chief weapon in this war is the guilt of man over his fall from grace but Jesus robbed Satan of this weapon on the cross and forever set man free if he would but recognize it. Since the cross, the war has been one of deception and lies where Satan tries to convince mankind his way is better than God’s way. But the end of that war is about to happen.
“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So, the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” – Rev. 12:7-12
Satan and his spirit of lawlessness is still trying to deceive man but our way to victory has been given. All we have to do is choose to repent of our sin and to follow Jesus. If you follow my blog articles, the way to victory will become clear to you.